Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

Distribution of Farm Machineries under RCEF (May 6, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 6 May 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the distribution of P142.5 million-worth of farm machineries to 71 farmers cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Nueva Ecija under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) Mechanization Program on May 6, 2022.

Among the distributed farm technologies were four-wheel tractors, hand tractors, precision seeders, walk-behind and riding-type transplanters, reapers, rice combine harvesters, and mobile dryers.

The RCEF, made possible through the implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law (RTL), aims to improve rice production in the country by distributing seeds and machineries and offering extension programs and credit support. Under the mechanization component, farmers benefitted from reduced production costs and postharvest losses through the use of modern farming technologies. (Photos by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)